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Drotské doesn’t like mud

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, In the news, Other SA Teams on 3 Aug 2008 at 22:35

Matches at Boland’s HQ are marred by a muddy surface after heavy rain. These games could be moved to Paarl says Cheetahs’ coach Naka Drotske.

Pieter Jordaan writes in Volksblad that Drotské and other members of the Free State coaching staff feel the surface at Boland’s headquarters was unfit for Currie Cup rugby when the Cheetahs beat the Cavaliers 15-10 there on Saturday.

The SA Rugby Union should address the problem, Drotské said after the battle on the soaked ground.

Many matches at Boland Stadium have been marred by a muddy surface after heavy rain. Drotské believes such conditions take all chances of a spectacle out of the game.

“I believe Saru could declare the ground unfit if it has been raining so hard and maybe switch games to Paarl,” Drotské said.

“We don’t mind playing at a wet Loftus Versfeld or Newlands because there one can at least run the ball.

“But when Wellington is wet, one’s feet sink into the mud, making it impossible to run.”

Muddy conditions also make it hard to earn a bonus point by scoring four tries and can influence the attendance.

“And the spectators are the ones who suffer,” Drotské said. “That’s why only 100 turn up there to watch. I’ll also not go watch a match played in those conditions.”

The Cheetahs coach is happy with his team’s lineout work, which was one of the factors that enabled the Currie Cup champions to win the match.

“It’s rather hard to tell where we were good or bad,” he added. “We just tried to drive and kick all the time.

“Our tactical kicking may not have been good but under those conditions one cannot blame the players.

“We’ll just take the four log points and put the match behind us.”


  • Nobody else has complained……………..

    Do the coastal teams moan about the hard Griquas or Valke fields?

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.08.08 22:49:12 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : This oke is just annoyed that Boland didn’t hand them 5 points on a plate

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.08.08 23:02:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • “But when Wellington is wet, one’s feet sink into the mud, making it impossible to run.”

    Impossible ❓ So there was no running?

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.08.08 13:08:29 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 3) : Ja, it seems to have been a slip & slide spectacle… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.08.08 13:16:30 by Charlie Reply

  • Sorry Naka, we had interschools over the weekend and I dont think your Cheetah team will draw a full house 30,000 crowd and 1000s of supporters had to return home because of a sell out.

    The mud in Paarl is anyway just as deep in Paarl as in Wellington. Now try to play a hockey game in the mud, thats a tricky one! 😯

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.08.08 14:59:52 by PaarlBok Reply

  • PB

    What in the name of Zues happened between Bishops and Paarl Gym the other week??? 😯

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.08.08 15:11:50 by wpw Reply
  • @PaarlBok (Comment 5) : PB i was reading in the Argus sports section about some Boy High(i think) prop that is getting offers from the Reds and Force, i forget his name, weighs about 122kgs/

    Any idea who im referring to?

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.08.08 15:27:02 by PJLD Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 6) : Yep read it in the papers and lots of rumours around. What can you expect if you have Min Trevor & Guy Kebbles kid in one team playing Paarl Gim? Some kind of war but I can get the name of it.

    All I do know is that Paarl Gimmies have very stricht measures for players and parents on place. I know for a fact if their players get carded he miss the next two.

    All this articles is not worth a waste bin and what was min Trevor thinking, pushing & shoving Gimmies TH fatty after he tackled the Bishopper out in touch and hit the min also with his tackle. Then try telling this kids dad “Do you know who I am?” after the kids dad told him if he touch his kid again he’ll bliksem him. The kids dad told him in no uncertain terms he dont care if he is Mugabe but he’ll moer him.

    Then the Kebble incident. They make if the kid got bitten but he may aswell get under some rucking for the Gim boys. Then some Bishops old boys also stirring the pot.

    Kebble + Manual vs Boer sure as hell means war.

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.08.08 15:43:32 by PaarlBok Reply

  • “do you know who i am” 😯 do people still pull that line?

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.08.08 15:50:59 by PJLD Reply
  • By the way what do you anyway expect from a minister wearing a All Black jersey when we play them on Newlands. 🙄

    @PJLD you are talking about Gims and SA Schools LH fatty Ruan Smith. His profile
    Ruan-Henry Smith
    Playing Position: Loosehead Prop

    2002 – WP U12
    2007 – Queensland U18
    2007 – Australia U18
    2008 – WP U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week

    Personal Details
    Full Name Ruan-Henry
    Nick Name Ruan
    Surname Smith
    Height 190cm
    Weight 126kg
    Birth Date 24 January 1990
    Birth City Vryburg
    Marital Status Single
    Favourite Film Remember the Titans
    Favourite Music Tracey Chapman
    Favourite Food Lasagne, braaivleis
    Primary School WA Joubert
    Secondary School Paarl Gymnasium

    I know him well and talked to him before the Craven Week and he told me about the offer from the Reds.

    Well he got SA Schools and is going nowhere, just moving to Stellenbosch and WP Academy. He have a twin broer just as big as himself, JP (playing for Gim’s seccies TH) and he will also going Stellenbosch.

    They played all their years for Gimmies but his parents went to Aus , wanted to emigrate but things did not go well that side and they returned. Luckily for us.

    Ruan had a awesome game on saturday.

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.08.08 15:51:21 by PaarlBok Reply

  • Fooking hell… 18 years old and 126kgs!

    It gets scary when you see fully professioanl rugby players now being born in the 90s!

    Makes me feel old…

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.08.08 16:07:29 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • Thats him PB,shotto
    Did read about him going to the academy but just chose to leave it out so you can give more info 😀
    Favourite Music Tracey Chapman 🙄 Feed these youngster some Linkin Park or something man, i dont want a prop to be amping himself to Tracy Chapman before a game.

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.08.08 16:15:24 by PJLD Reply
  • @PaarlBok (Comment 10) : @PJLD (Comment 12) :

    Is Rassie gonna call him up for this week?

    Or is he going to use Melck at prop? 🙄

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.08.08 16:30:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I was sitting behind Scoonbee, the WP & Gimmie locks mother the other day at the big brag. Had to move and good to see him on stage and his mum waving at each other. His broer now playing for Boland U21
    Gert Stephanus Schoonbee
    Playing Position:Lock

    U13 Southeast Transvaal Junior Bokkie Week 2000
    U18 WP Academy Week 2005
    Boland U19 Absa Competition 2006
    2007 – Boland U21 Absa Competition

    Personal Details
    Full Name Gert Stephanus
    Surname Schoonbee
    Height 193cm
    Weight 110kg
    Birth Date 26 May 1987
    Birth City Otjiworanga
    Marital Status Single
    Favourite Film 300
    Favourite Music Afrikaans
    Favourite Food Braaivleis
    Primary School Julian Muller
    Secondary School Paarl Gymnasium

    also tall timber and the young boetie 2.06m , taller then Matfield and only 18 year old.
    Johan Herbert Schoonbee
    Playing Position: Lock

    2008 – WP U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week

    Personal Details
    Full Name Johan Herbert
    Surname Schoonbee
    Height 205cm
    Weight 125kg
    Birth Date 13 June 1990
    Birth City Groblersdal
    Marital Status Single
    Favourite Film Any Given Sunday, Remember the Titans
    Favourite Music Show you how
    Favourite Food Chicken Schnitzel and Cheese sauce
    Primary School Paarl Gymnasium
    Secondary School Paarl Gymnasium

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.08.08 16:33:25 by PaarlBok Reply

  • Maybe Aplon

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.08.08 16:36:12 by PJLD Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 13) :
    KSA you only see the current schoolboy lot and a range of Gimmie fatty beef busy to get to the top lot. Adriaanse the first one!.

    Watch out when they get to 30, thats when they going to start get right. If Deon Carstens stayed at home he would have been much better by now. 😎 😉

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.08.08 16:37:10 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @PJLD (Comment 15) : @PaarlBok (Comment 16) :

    🙂 😉

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.08.08 16:43:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Hell one would expect Naka to know that Paarl is in a whole different rugby union to Wellington (rugbywise anyway) Maybe they should rather move the game to Worcester – he might prefer that.

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.08.08 17:03:31 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I think Naka just enjoys the feeling when he wets his own pants….

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.08.08 18:14:38 by Hmmm Reply


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